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Newbie AMEGB Whirlwind Part 2...Small Progress...

May 17 2012 at 7:30 AM
Steve S  (Login fightersweep)
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Hi Guys...

With four young kids and little modelling time, progress on this Whirlwind "Whif" might be a tad slow...but there is a bit of fun to report.

The kit cockpit seemed a bit sparse, so a bit of "Gizmology" was required to beef the interior up a bit. Great thing about "What If" can make it up as you go along!

Here's the basis of the cockpit so far...

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Next, the wheel wells needed a bit of imagination, so this is the start of a bit of extra interest in the gear bays. Undercarriage legs will be a single leg affair..

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As my second Airfix Spit XIX arrived yesterday, I couldn't resist breaking out some more Tamiya tape to bung the thing together to get a better idea of the finished item. As you can see, I'm toying with the idea of using a canopy and rail hacked from a Matchbox Fw-190 to use as the basis of the canopy for the Whirlwind. It does seem to suit it!

Enlarged rudder is from a Matchbox P-47 and the wing mounted radar pod is a spare from an Italeri F4U-5.

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I'm really enjoying this build so far and participating in the group build and watching some of the great skills displayed in other posts. This is a great place to be that, as far as I'm concerned, is what real modelling is all about. Super bunch of folks too! I feel right at home here.

I must also get this beast finished soon as it's been on the go for three years on and off...and it's Airfix of course...

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...And there's plenty of other old classics to choose from too!

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Thanks for looking!


This message has been edited by fightersweep from IP address on May 17, 2012 7:31 AM

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